Friday, 17 February 2012

Mice Madness

Back in the 'ole days when I was a girl ......... any classroom at school was not complete without a classroom pet, from memory we had a variety of guinea pigs and gerbils and we all had to take it in turns to look after our furry friends and take them home at the weekend.   Somehow, and I'm not sure how, they all returned on Monday, with no obvious signs of damage ......... quite amazing since I remember letting a guinea pig out of its cage, 'for a walk', only for it to take refuge under the sofa and it showed no signs of moving ......... guess who wasn't No 1. favourite daughter that weekend with Mum and Dad.  So perhaps it is those times of small furry friends that prompted me to bring to you a little mouse.  She has brothers and sisters too ....... and before you know it she may even have little mouses of her own xxx

Thursday, 14 July 2011

No One Admits It ........

Whether it's you, your partner, maybe the children or even visitors to your home - no one admits it ....... that they have smelly feet, but let's be honest - we all know someone who dreads removing their shoes or boots at your house.  You know the aroma - as you pass the shoes by the front door or maybe you have got to the stage of leaving them outside ........ always makes me smile when I drive pass a house and see a pair of trainers on the doorstep ......... we all know why they are there and its not because they've got mud on them !  I could help with my shoe scenters - perfect, filled with lavendar, place them in shoes/boots as soon as you take them off and voila - no more smelly smells xxx

Sunday, 3 July 2011

Sweets, I remember ...

I have a confession - I've now reached that age when I can remember things the way they used to be - when Snickers were Marathons, Starbursts were Opal Fruits.  Do you remember when you could pop into your local newsagent with your 10p and come out with a huge brown bag bulging with sweets - 1p brought you two gobstoppers, 2p brought you two blackjacks and two fruit salads, liquoric strips and string, parma violets, flying saucers and refreshers.  Then there were shrimps and white mice, fangs and teeth, milk bottles and love hearts and the best of all space dust and popping candy.  I know, I'm way ahead of you ..... I'm getting old ... sigh, sigh

Thursday, 30 June 2011

Yellow, Orange, Red, Black, Blue ........

Amazing Colours

So many wonderful colours in this wooden bead bracelet -
it will go perfectly with all your outfits - spring, summer, autumn
and winter - thank you for looking - Karen xx

Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Our Mums

Drama and tears descended on the house when .... the washing machine stopped working ... and I was left with no machine for 24 hours !  It was if the world had stopped, time stood still, as I stood dumbstruck in the middle of the kitchen struggling with the concept of life with no washing machine.

But then it made me think - how on earth did our Mums cope.  My own Mum did not get a washing machine or a tumble dryer until we had all left home ..... so how did she manage ?  I definitely do not remember ducking under lines of washing hanging throughout the house, weaving through dryers laden with clothes and linen.  The radiators in the house did not sack under the weight of socks and t-shirts - so how did she do it. 

I have come to the conclusion that it is the miracle of Mums - those wonderful ladies, who we never truly appreciate until we become Mums ourselves and then look back and think - how we never noticed all the work she did for us - we just took for granted our clean clothes, the home-baked cakes, the days out and her endless time just for us xxx

Great for Summer Jeans

These lovely earrings will look perfect with your summer jeans for that casual evening outfit or how about matching them with a summer dress - thank you for looking xx